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Brass Band - Marches, Overtures:
Valiant (Festival March) (1982) 3'
Based on the Australian song
Click Go The Shears (Ring the Bell Watchman)
CD Recordings: Big Town Brass Big Town Brass (Sweden) cond. Andreas Hanson;
Goldcrest ISB cond. Stephen Cobb;
On The March Kew Band cond. Mark Ford;
World Class Marches of The Salvation Army Vol 4 Black Dyke Band cond. Nicholas Childs
SOUND image Valiant Black Dyke Band cond. Nicholas Childs

Born To Battle (Concert Etude) (1989) 5’
Written for the New York Staff Band.
Performances by: ISB, MSB, YBS Band
CD Recordings: Manuscripts CD - ISB cond. Stephen Cobb
Essays in Brass 3, YBS Band cond. David King
SOUND image Born To Battle International Staff Band cond. Stephen Cobb

Brass Band - Song Arrangements and Meditations:
I Know He Cares For Me (1976) 5'
(Publisher: SP&S, London) Arrangement of the hymn tune.
CD Recording: ‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

My Shepherd (1988) 4’
Features the trombone section, based on an American hymn.
(Publisher: Triumphonic Collection, USA)
Performances: Melbourne Staff, New York Staff, Chicago Staff Band
CD Recordings: Reformation CD 2016 - Chicago Staff Band cond. Dr Harold Burgmayer
Be Glad Then America CD 2007 - New England Brass Band cond. Douglas Yeo
Here Is Love CD - William Booth Memorial Halls Band cond. Duncan Cameron
On Tour CD 1989 - National Capital Band (USA) cond. Stephen Bulla

Meditation on Rapture (1990) 5’ (dedicated to Brigadiers Valda & Howard Broadstock)
(Publisher: SP&S, London) Meditative work based on a Salvation Army song
Performances: Melbourne Staff Band cond. Colin Woods; Valdres Brass Band (Norway), cond. Philip Hannevik
CD Recordings: 1890-1990 Melbourne Staff Band cond. Colin Woods CD RR5866
‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods
SOUND image Rapture Melbourne Staff Alumni Band cond. Colin Woods

To The Hills
(1993) 5’ (dedicated to Colin Woods)
Meditative work based on a Salvation Army song.
CD Recordings: Shine as The Light Melbourne Staff Band cond. Ken Waterworth
‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods
SOUND image To The Hills Melbourne Staff Alumni Band cond. Colin Woods

Take All My Sins Away (2001) 4’
Arrangement of the hymn tune.
CD Recordings: Exhaltation Melbourne Staff Band cond. Ken Waterworth
‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

‘The arrangement is uncomplicated yet cleverly crafted by this highly respected musician. Broadstock's writing is of a first class nature and his skilful use of the instrumentation of a brass band creates a wonderful picture, which is colorful and sonorous, warm and tender. This lovely piece will endear itself to any lover of quality brass music.’
John Maines, British Bandsman 2005

Blott En Dag (Just One Day)
- Solo Cornet or Flugel (2018) 4’
Meditative solo based on a Swedish Hymn Written for the Stockholm Temple Band, cond. Fredrik Råström

CD Recording:
‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods
SOUND image Blott en Dag John Collinson, cornet soloist, Melbourne Staff Alumni Band cond. Colin Woods

I’m In His Hands (In Memory of Jeanette Smith)
- Solo Trombone or Cornet (2018) 3’
Meditative solo based on a Salvation Army song.

CD Recording:
‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

Balm In Gilead
(2018) 5’
Arrangement of the African-American Spiritual.
Written for the Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

CD Recording:
‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods
SOUND image Balm In Gilead Melbourne Staff Alumni Band cond. Colin Woods

I Hear Thy Welcome Voice
(2018) 5’
Arrangement of the hymn tune.
Written for the Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

CD Recording:
‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

Korsfararsång
(2018) 4.5’
Arrangement of the Swedish hymn tune
Written for the Stockholm Temple Band, cond. Fredrik Råström


Resurrection - He Lives Again
(2005 rev. 2018) 5’
Meditative work based on the
15th Station of The Cross, a choral work by the composer.
CD Recording:
To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

Brass Band - Test Pieces:

Rhapsody on ‘Come Ye Thankful People’
(1985) 8’ – B/C grade
Premiere:
Melbourne Staff Band cond. Colin Woods at the Royal Albert Hall, London June 14, 1986
Recording:
‘The Invincibles’ Cassette SPS051

Rutherford Variations
(1990) 10' – B/C grade
A set of variations based on the hymn tune Rutherford

Performances:
Melbourne Staff Band, Box Hill City Band
Recording:
1890-1990 Melbourne Staff Band cond. Colin Woods CD RR5866

Fortuna
(1998) 10’ – B/C grade
Commissioned by Australian National Band Championships and Chris Earle 1998

CD Recording:
Fortuna Kew Band cond. Mark Ford (ABC Classics)

St. Aelred
(Rhapsody for Band) (1981) 9' – B grade and above
A free flowing rhapsody based on the hymn tune St Aelred.
Performances: Melbourne Staff Band, YBS Band, BB Bürgermusik Luzern, Canberra City Brass, Toronto Brass
CD Recording: Essays in Brass 3, YBS Band cond. David King
SOUND image Rhapsody on St Aelred YBS Band cond. David King

Winds of Change
(2000) 13' - A grade
A grade Test Piece Australian National Brass Band Championships 2002

Performances:
Kensington & Norwood, Hawthorn, Willoughby, Kew, Waratah-Mayfield, St Mary’s District, City of Holroyd, Footscray-Yarraville, Darebin City, Moreland City, South Brisbane Federal
Commissioned by the YBS Band, England and premiered at the Gala Concert of the European Brass Band Championships 2000

CD Recording: European Championships 2000 - YBS Band cond. David King

Vision of the Lost (2001) 12’ - A/B grade
B grade Test Piece Australian National Brass Band Championships 2005

Performances:
Gunnedah Shire, Warringah Concert Brass, Moorabbin Brass, Sutherland Shire Brass, Cairns City Brass 1, Canberra City Brass, Salisbury City. Commissioned by Ken Waterworth and the Melbourne Staff Band of the Salvation Army and performed on their tour of the UK.
CD Recording:
Exhaltation - Melbourne Staff Band cond. Ken Waterworth

Sunburnt Land
– (2005) 13’ – A/B grade
Commissioned by Prof. David King and the YBS Band (UK)

Performances:
The YBS Band - Tour of Australia & Royal Northern College of Music Festival of Brass (UK);
National Australia Brass, Melbourne International Festival of Brass 2008; Willebroek Band cond. Frans Violet, Belgium

SOUND image Sunburnt Land YBS Band cond. David King

The Sport of Kings - (2011) 12' - C/D grade
Three movement suite evoking the sport of horse racing.
Commissioned by the Moonee Valley Brass Band cond. Wally Pope
D Grade Test Piece - 2013 Victorian State Band Championships (Ballarat Aug 2013)


Songs of the Conquerors
- (2011) 12' - D grade
Commissioned by the Marist Brothers Brass Band cond. Matt Pankhurst
Premiered April 6,7 2012 Australian National C Grade Championships, Citigate Albert Park Hotel, Melbourne


Metal on Metal
- (2012) 13’ - A grade
Three movement work depicting types of metals
Commissioned by National Australia Brass Band
Premiere: National Australia Brass cond. Prof. David King Avondale College Church, Avondale NSW Saturday July 9, 4pm, 2012

Born To Battle
- (2013) 13’ - A grade
Three movement work reflecting the Salvation Army’s work in the USA (an expanded version of the shorter work of the same title)
Commissioned by National Australia Brass Band cond. Prof. David King

Premiere: BMW Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne July 7, 2013 (A video recording is available on request)

The Call
- (2015) 8’ - B-C grade
One movement work evoking the call to war in WW1
Commissioned by The Canning City Brass Band (WA) for the ANZAC Centennial
Premiere: April 25, 2015 Canning City Town Hall, Canning City Band cond. Richie Burton Suitable for concerts and competitions.

In Flanders Field
- (2015) 18’ - A-B grade
Three movement work based on WW1 poetry and depicting conflicts in France and Turkey
Commissioned by The Boroondara Brass Band (Vic) cond. Danny van Bergen for the ANZAC Centennial.
B Grade Test Piece - 2015 Victorian Brass Band Championship, Ballarat

CD Recording: ‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

Brass Band and Cornet Solo:

Song of the Pilgrim
(Concertino) - Solo Cornet (1995) 9’
Performed by John Collinson and the Melbourne Staff Band of the Salvation Army
CD Recording: Melbourne Staff Band, John Collinson, cornet, cond. Colin Woods

Blott En Dag (Just One Day)
– Solo Cornet or Flugel Horn (2018) 5’
Based on a Swedish Hymn

Premiered by Charlotte Råström, solo cornet
, Stockholm Temple Band cond. Fredrik Råström
Santa Clara Kyrka, Stockholm February 2, 2019
CD Recording: ‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, John Collinson, cornet, cond. Colin Woods

Brass Band and Trombone Solo:

The Cross on the Hill – Solo Trombone (1998) 8'
Commissioned by Andrew Justice and the ISB
CD Recording: Immortal Themes ISB cond. Stephen Cobb, Andrew Justice trombone

I’m In His Hands (In Memory of Jeanette Smith) - Solo Trombone (2018) 3’
CD Recording: ‘To The Hills’ Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, Ken McClimont, trombone, cond. Colin Woods

Brass Band and Flugel Horn Solo:

Blott En Dag (Just One Day) – Solo Flugel Horn (2018) 5’
Based on a Swedish Hymn.

Transcription:
Song of Praise - Lesley Condon 5’
Transcription for brass band of the choral work by Condon.
Premiere: Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods 2018

Trombone Section Feature:

My Shepherd (1988) 4’
Features the trombone section, based on an American hymn.
(Publisher: Triumphonic Collection, USA)
Performances: Melbourne Staff, New York Staff, Chicago Staff Band, New England Brass, National Capital Band (USA)
CD Recordings: Reformation CD 2016 - Chicago Staff Band cond. Dr Harold Burgmayer Be Glad Then America CD 2007 - New England Brass Band cond. Douglas Yeo Here Is Love CD - William Booth Memorial Halls Band cond. Duncan Cameron On Tour CD 1989 - National Capital Band (USA) cond. Stephen Bulla

Nearer My God To Thee
(Hymn arrangement) (2011) 4.5’
Suitable for all grades
Trombone section feature with Brass Band.
Commissioned by the Moonee Valley Brass Band, musical director Wally Pope


Brass Bands and Bells:

Gates of Day (Federation Symphony) – 4 brass bands, military band, bells (2001) 25’
Commissioned by the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts 2001
Premiere: 2001 Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne.
Combined brass bands and 500 bell ringers, cond. Graham Lloyd


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